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Medical Science Liaison - Clinical Studies Africa

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Location: Alger, Algeria
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Medical Affairs

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux conceives, develops, produces and markets diagnostics solutions (systems, reagents, software and services) intended for clinical and industrial applications, which determine the origin of a disease or a contamination to improve the health of patients and insure consumer safety.

bioMérieux is present in 44 countries and serves more than 160 countries with the support of a large network of distributors. Its corporate headquarters are located in Marcy l’Étoile, near Lyon, in France.

Joining bioMérieux is choosing to be a part of an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a human-centered corporate culture.

Our Company offers numerous opportunities for professional development. You want to  help save lives across the globe? Join the 13,000 employees of bioMérieux!

 

 

 

The Africa Region is looking for a Medical Sciences Liaison – Clinical Studies Africa. The successful candidate will be responsible for setting up, coordinate and supervise the investigator-initiated and collaborative research programs involving Biomérieux’s products or strategic areas in the region in interaction with Countries & Global Medical Affairs. The position will be based in Alger, Algeria and report directly to the Medical Director Africa.

Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Oversee a compliant process for investigator-initiated studies (IISs) and collaborative research studies (CRSs) with the support of colleagues within Medical Affairs, Market Access, Marketing, and Legal/ Compliance.
  • Implement a formalized review process for IIS and CRS proposals.
  • Coordinate study proposal review committee meetings and document committee decisions.
  • Serve as the primary contact between Biomérieux and IIS/CRS investigators.
  • Write or contribute to the drafting of protocols and amendments.
  • Coordinate studies activities and training,
  • Present CRS projects to competent authorities and KOLs & organize and lead meetings with investigators.
  • Plans and ensures the overall monitoring of all stages of the study.
  • Establish the study budget & Participate in the feasibility.
  • Manage study supplies and reagents, and site payments.
  • Track all study milestones and deliverables, including interim and final study reports as well as publications.
  • Provide regular updates to senior management on the status of studies.

 

WHO ARE YOU?

 

  • Education and Experience:
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  • Advanced degree (MPH, PhD, PharmD) in life sciences/healthcare with experience in the relevant clinical fields (such as clinical medicine, laboratory medicine, clinical trials).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience supporting clinical research as a Research Coordinator, CRA, or CSM (or similar role) while working in a CRO, pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, and/or academia.
  • Additional experience in Medical Affairs in the field of infectious diseases.
  • Ability to build good working relationships with healthcare professionals and researchers.
  • Experience working with academic researchers with good knowledge of contract research agreements

 

Skills and Qualifications:

 

  • Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of diagnostic/pharmaceutical clinical studies (including design, conduct, analysis, and reporting).
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and organize scientific data.
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, rigorous proofreading skills, and ability to manage/prioritize multiple projects from conception to completion in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong project management skills with ability to prioritize projects effectively.
  • Ability to lead and work well in cross-functional teams (across geographies and cultures) with individuals who have diverse backgrounds and skill sets.
  • Team player, flexible, and adaptable with excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Professional English is a must

 

 

 

Working at bioMérieux means being involved long term with a pioneering, visionary and constantly growing company that allows its employees to live a stimulating and inspiring experience in a fulfilling work environment

Our internal mobility policy offers numerous opportunities for each of our 13 000 employees to blossom throughout their career, while respecting each employee’s individual talents as well as their personal and professional development.

At bioMérieux, over 200 professions - both scientific and non-scientific - offer our employees the opportunity to broaden their fields of expertise and develop cross-functional careers. We provide a rewarding experience in an international company that brings together talents from diverse backgrounds, thus fostering a daily aspiration to go beyond the limits.

Helping improve public health around in the world : our mission gives purpose to every profession practiced within the company.

bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA.

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